Props the The Impossible Project for keeping instant film alive. Here is my current Polaroid camera. I have an awesome look SX-70 in the mail for me now too. On the completely opposite end of the spectrum, the photo was taken with a Phase One camera so I’ve included a detail shot to nerd out with.
Finished up the edits for my friends tonight. Also had an awesome shoot, time to nap!
Today I was driving and listening to Damiera. I remembered this promo I did for them too long ago. I had to plug in my very first external hard drive to find this.
Funny story about this shoot. About a year and a half ago, Peter (far left) said he wanted a shoot for his new band but he had no money. Peter’s always supported me & done me some favors so we made an odd negotitation of trading a photo shoot for a puppet. Peter makes great puppets. Like think Muppets style kind of thing. Then at SCENE fest in St Catharines he showed up with a puppet that has an uncanny resemblance to me. It took some time for the shoot to finally get done, through weather cancellations and member reconfigurations but it is all good now and they’re never allowed to break up. Do yourself a favor and go check them out - http://www.myspace.com/teenagekicksteenagekicks (my favorite song is I Get What You Give)
Casey hid behind a cloud. Otherwise I really like this one.
On the other end of the spectrum from my recent posts, here is a shot from a community in Mumbai called Dharavi. I was there in June, sleeping on George Carothers‘ floor and shooting as much as I could for Mountains III. Since that won’t be out for a while, I thought this photo deserved to see the light of day.
I’m still shooting away. Here is another look at my current stuff.
Late last fall, I took off to Vancouver Island to try to document what the lifestyle for the surfers out there is like. Jamie Tanner was my guide and pretty much the most extreme dude I’ve ever met. There are a bunch of shots in Mountains II which I feel really show the difficulty it takes to even get to the water. Here are some that didn’t get used. The last two photos are from my closest brush with death. We swam out to the island in the second last photo, then Jamie jumped off of it into the complete mess of the water trying to get one more wave in on my last day. If you look in the top-left area of the last shot, you can see a black dot which is him. From there, I had to jump off a swim back to shore with my camera. Unfortunately, I got caught in a rip-tide. Twenty or so minutes later, I was swimming the same spot, getting hit by waves and losing energy. Thankfully Jamie came back out, put himself in a risky spot and gave me the help I needed to stay alive.